St Lawrence – Sacred Heart

Early Childhood
Learning Center

Welcome!

My name is Brittany Gauriloff and I am the Director of the Early Childhood Learning Center.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have about our programs. I invite you to come and take a tour of our center, see our programs in action, and meet some of our staff.  I believe the Early Childhood Learning Center is a special place and that you will think so too!

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St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center will provide each child entrusted to their care with the opportunity to grow spiritually, educationally, emotionally, socially and physically, as well as to become life-long learners in a Catholic environment.
St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center is a child-centered, value-oriented, co-educational Catholic school serving children ages three and four. The Center aims for academic excellence in an environment of religious and moral formations. Along with teaching formal subjects, St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center will strive to give direction to the lives of its students by instilling certain values
    • Responsibility
    • Respect for authority
    • Consideration for the rights of others
    • Self-discipline
St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center will provide each child entrusted to their care with the opportunity to grow spiritually, educationally, emotionally, socially and physically, as well as to become life-long learners in a Catholic environment.
St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center is a child-centered, value-oriented, co-educational Catholic school serving children ages three and four. The Center aims for academic excellence in an environment of religious and moral formations. Along with teaching formal subjects, St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center will strive to give direction to the lives of its students by instilling certain values
    • Responsibility
    • Respect for authority
    • Consideration for the rights of others
    • Self-discipline

Pre K 3 Program

Curriculum

Pre-School Hours

Extended Care Options

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Religion

Religion

 

    • The children will learn Prayers and songs and an appreciation of God’s gifts and love for all of us. 
    • Each child will be made to feel special because God made each one in His likeness.
    • The children will be introduced to the significance of the religious holidays, especially Christmas and Easter.
    • Pre-K 3 religion book is “God Made Me”.
Motor Development

Motor Development

    • Various activities and exercises are introduced to help develop gross and fine motor skills.
    • These include dancing, hopping, jumping, movement games, songs, and finger plays.
    • Fine motor skill development is introduced through many modalities including puzzles, play dough, coloring, painting, pasting, and cutting.
    • Pre-K 3 has a gym class in the gym once a week.
Letter Recognition

Letter Recognition

 

    • In its simplest forms, the children will be introduced to the alphabet through name recognition, songs, finger plays, crafts, and stories.
Math

Math

 

    • Through songs, art activities, play and manipulatives, the children will be introduced to numbers, counting, shapes, size and sets.
Art

Art

    • The children will be introduced to many different art forms including craft projects and authentic art.
    • Each child is encouraged to use his/her creativity and imagination.
    • The children will learn to identify colors through art projects and other activities.
Music

Music

    • The children will explore the many avenues of music through song, dance, finger plays, nursery rhymes, musical instruments, and CD’s,
    • Pre-K 3 attends a music class once per week.
Health

Health

 

    • The children learn about their bodies and how to take care of themselves with proper hygiene and proper eating habits.
Listening Skills

Listening Skills

 

    • Listening and following directions play an important part in each day.
    •  Through “Story Time” and “Circle Time” the children are encouraged to listen and learn.
    • Each child is made aware of the importance of these skills.
Social Interaction

Social Interaction

    • The stimulation of group activity, role-playing, and creative play is a part of each day to help the children develop peer relationships.
    • Each child learns to be accepting and respectful of others.
    • Acceptance, a positive self-image, and self-worth are fostered in all children.
Simple Science

Simple Science

 

    • Through nature, experiments, the world around them, cooking activities, and group discussions the children are introduced to the world of science.
Safety

Safety

 

    • The children will explore safety in the classroom, playground, and at home.
    • Safety rules are taught and enforced.
Religion

Religion

 

    • The children will learn Prayers and songs and an appreciation of God’s gifts and love for all of us. 
    • Each child will be made to feel special because God made each one in His likeness.
    • The children will be introduced to the significance of the religious holidays, especially Christmas and Easter.
    • Pre-K 3 religion book is “God Made Me”.
Motor Development

Motor Development

 

    • Various activities and exercises are introduced to help develop gross and fine motor skills.
    • These include dancing, hoping, jumping, movement games, songs and finger plays.
    • Fine motor skill development is introduced through many modalities including puzzles, play dough, coloring, painting, pasting, and cutting.
    • Pre-K 3 has a gym class in the gym once a week.
Letter Recognition

Letter Recognition

 

    • In its simplest forms, the children will be introduced to the alphabet through name recognition, songs, finger plays, crafts, and stories.
Math

Math

 

    • Through songs, art activities, play and manipulatives, the children will be introduced to numbers, counting, shapes, size and sets.
Art

Art

    • The children will be introduced to many different art forms including craft projects and authentic art.
    • Each child is encouraged to use his/her creativity and imagination.
    • The children will learn to identify colors through art projects and other activities.
Music

Music

    • The children will explore the many avenues of music through song, dance, finger plays, nursery rhymes, musical instruments, and CD’s,
    • Pre-K 3 attends a music class once per week.
Health

Health

 

    • The children learn about their bodies and how to take care of themselves with proper hygiene and proper eating habits.
Listening Skills

Listening Skills

 

    • Listening and following directions play an important part in each day.
    •  Through “Story Time” and “Circle Time” the children are encouraged to listen and learn.
    • Each child is made aware of the importance of these skills.
Social Interaction

Social Interaction

    • The stimulation of group activity, role-playing, and creative play is a part of each day to help the children develop peer relationships.
    • Each child learns to be accepting and respectful of others.
    • Acceptance, a positive self-image, and self-worth are fostered in all children.
Simple Science

Simple Science

 

    • Through nature, experiments, the world around them, cooking activities, and group discussions the children are introduced to the world of science.
Safety

Safety

 

    • The children will explore safety in the classroom, playground, and at home.
    • Safety rules are taught and enforced.

Pre K 4 Program

Curriculum

Pre-School Hours

Extended Care Options

Follow Us on Social Media

Religion

Religion

 

    • Through activities, songs and prayer, each child will have a better understanding and appreciation of God’s gifts and love for all of us. 
    • Each child will be encouraged to develop a positive self-image and a love of all of God’s creations.
    • Each child will be made to feel special because God made each one in His likeness.
    • Through many different activities the children will have a better understanding of the significance of the religious holidays, especially Christmas and Easter.
    • Pre-K 4 religion book is “God Made the World”. 
 

 

Motor Development

Motor Development

    • A wide variety of activities are used each day to assist in developing fine and gross motor skills.
    • Fine motor skill development is introduced through many modalities including puzzles, games, cutting, pasting, play dough and a wide variety of manipulatives.
    • Each child is encouraged to hold a crayon/pencil correctly and to begin to write his/her name.
    • Gross motor development is a part of each school day in the classroom and on the playground.
    • Pre-K 4 has a gym class in the gym once a week.
Letter Recognition

Language Arts

 

    • Letter recognition is taught by introducing a “Letter of the Week”.
    • The children are introduced to stories, songs, games crafts, and many other activities that begin with the letter of the week to reinforce it each day.
    • Children are also encouraged to bring in pictures as well as “Show and Tell” items that begin with the letter.
    • Handwriting Without Tears is the program used in Pre-K 4. It is considered the best development research-based program.
Math

Math

 

    • Fundamental number concepts, as well as concepts dealing with shapes, size, and sets, are explored through songs, finger plays, activities, games, and crafts.
    • The children will begin to identify the numbers 0 to 10. 
    • Handwriting Without Tears Math program is used in Pre-K 4.
Art

Art

    • The children are introduced to many different art mediums including painting, cutting, pasting, drawing, sculpting, etc.
    • Craft activities, as well as authentic art projects, are an integral part of each week.
    • The children will learn to identify colors and textures. 
    • Artwork is proudly displayed in the classroom and hallways before it is brought home.
Music

Music

 

    • The children are encouraged to explore different sounds and patterns using their voices, instruments, CDs, dancing, and fingerplays.
    • ​​​​​​Pre-K 4 students attend a music class once a week.
Health

Health

 

    • The children learn about their bodies and how to take care of themselves with proper hygiene and proper eating habits.
Listening Skills

Listening Skills

 

    • Listening and following directions play an important part in each day.
    •  Through “Story Time” and “Circle Time” the children are encouraged to listen and learn.
    • Each child is made aware of the importance of these skills.
Social Interaction

Social Interaction

 

    • Children are taught how to develop peer relationships and get along in a group.
    • Each child learns to be accepting and respectful of others.
    • Acceptance, a positive self-image, and self-worth are fostered in all children.
Science

Science

 

    • Through nature, the world around them, experiments, cooking activities, and group discussions the children are introduced to the world of science.
Safety

Safety

 

    • Safety rules for the school and playground are taught and enforced.
Religion

Religion

 

    • Through activities, songs and prayer, each child will have a better understanding and appreciation of God’s gifts and love for all of us. 
    • Each child will be encouraged to develop a positive self-image and a love of all of God’s creations.
    • Each child will be made to feel special because God made each one in His likeness.
    • Through many different activities the children will have a better understanding of the significance of the religious holidays, especially Christmas and Easter.
    • Pre-K 4 religion book is “God Made the World”. 
 

 

Motor Development

Motor Development

    • A wide variety of activities are used each day to assist in developing fine and gross motor skills.
    • Fine motor skill development is introduced through many modalities including puzzles, games, cutting, pasting, play dough and a wide variety of manipulatives.
    • Each child is encouraged to hold a crayon/pencil correctly and to begin to write his/her name.
    • Gross motor development is a part of each school day in the classroom and on the playground.
    • Pre-K 4 has a gym class in the gym once a week.
Letter Recognition

Language Arts

 

    • Letter recognition is taught by introducing a “Letter of the Week”.
    • The children are introduced to stories, songs, games crafts, and many other activities that begin with the letter of the week to reinforce it each day.
    • Children are also encouraged to bring in pictures as well as “Show and Tell” items that begin with the letter.
    • Handwriting Without Tears is the program used in Pre-K 4. It is considered the best development research-based program.
Math

Math

 

    • Fundamental number concepts, as well as concepts dealing with shapes, size, and sets, are explored through songs, finger plays, activities, games, and crafts.
    • The children will begin to identify the numbers 0 to 10. 
    • Handwriting Without Tears Math program is used in Pre-K 4.
Art

Art

    • The children are introduced to many different art mediums including painting, cutting, pasting, drawing, sculpting, etc.
    • Craft activities, as well as authentic art projects, are an integral part of each week.
    • The children will learn to identify colors and textures. 
    • Artwork is proudly displayed in the classroom and hallways before it is brought home.
Music

Music

 

    • The children are encouraged to explore different sounds and patterns using their voices, instruments, CDs, dancing, and fingerplays.
    • ​​​​​​Pre-K 4 students attend a music class once a week.
Health

Health

 

    • The children learn about their bodies and how to take care of themselves with proper hygiene and proper eating habits.
Listening Skills

Listening Skills

 

    • Listening and following directions play an important part in each day.
    •  Through “Story Time” and “Circle Time” the children are encouraged to listen and learn.
    • Each child is made aware of the importance of these skills.
Social Interaction

Social Interaction

 

    • Children are taught how to develop peer relationships and get along in a group.
    • Each child learns to be accepting and respectful of others.
    • Acceptance, a positive self-image, and self-worth are fostered in all children.
Science

Science

 

    • Through nature, the world around them, experiments, cooking activities, and group discussions the children are introduced to the world of science.
Safety

Safety

 

    • Safety rules for the school and playground are taught and enforced.

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Sacred Heart

414 Haviland Dr, Patterson, NY

Holy Week

Holy Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, March 29
6:00 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 30
8:00 pm Mass

Easter Sunday, March 31
10:30 am Mass

Regular Schedule


Sunday

10:30 am Mass

Monday-Friday
9:00 am Rosary

Monday
6:30 pm Rosary via Zoom

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-4832

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, March 29
12:00 pm Stations of the Cross
3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:30 pm Way of the Cross, Spanish Procession

Confessions: 9:00 am to 12 noon.

Holy Saturday, March 30

1:00 pm Blessing of the Easter Food
8:00 pm Easter Vigil
Confessions: 9:00 am to 12 noon

Easter Sunday, March 31
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am Mass
12:30 pm Mass en Español

Regular Schedule

Saturday
5 pm Mass
7:30 pm Mass en Español

Sunday
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am Mass
12:30 pm Mass en Español
5:30 pm Mass 

Monday-Friday
8:30 am Daily Mass

First Friday
7 pm Mass, Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Exposition

Monday – Friday
7:45 am Rosary

 

Monday
6:30 pm Rosary via Zoom

 

Saturday
8:30 am Rosary

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-2021

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9:30 am Sunday & Holy Day Masses plus Seasons of Praise, check calendar for dates & times

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Confession

Monday
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

 

Friday
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Divine Mercy Chapel
Perpetual Adoration

 

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-2021